Originally from Oakland, CA, Leila is currently a Studio Art MFA candidate at Mills College. She received her BA in T.V., Film and Media Studies from California State University, Los Angeles in 2012.
Leila Weefur uses video and installation to investigate structural racism through the language of color, order, and division. Tomatoes, crayons and other elemental objects are personified to represent human bodies. Through grotesque bodily transformations her work questions the violent and polarizing nature of race and color labels. The apparatuses used to install consider the invisible power of these social constructs.
Based in San Francisco Bay Area
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